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Matthew Ryan - Father Of Compromise lyrics

Father of compromise, tell me where have you been
You know I just closed my eyes, my whole world disappeared
Father of compromise, take me back to the day
When I was still your golden boy, back before you went away

I remember blue skies, walking the block
I loved it when you held me high, I loved to hear you talk
You would take me to the movie, you would take me to the beach
You would take me to a place inside that is so hard to reach

Father of compromise, tell me where did you go
You had the world inside your hand but you did not seem to know
Father of compromise, tell me what do you see
When you look back at your wasted life and you don't see me

I was ten years old, doing all that i could
It wasn't easy for me to be a scared white boy in a black neighbourhood
Sometimes you would send me a birthday card with a five dollar bill
I never understood you then and I guess I never will

My daddy gave me a name then he walked away
My dad he gave me a name then he walked away

Father of compromise, tell me where have you been
I just closed my eyes and the world disappeared
Father of compromise, tell me how do you sleep
With the children you abandoned and the wife I saw you beat

I will never be safe, I will never be sane
I will always be weird inside, I will always be lame
Now I'm a grown man with a child of my own
And I swear I'm not going to let her know all the pain I have known